Continuing Professional Development Short Courses Specialist Training

In a world where change is constant, keeping pace with new trends and the latest skills and knowledge will give you and your business an edge.

Northumbria University offers a wide range of short courses and CPD opportunities, many with academic credits or professional body accreditation that will help you stay ahead of the competition.

Taught by academics who are recognised experts in their field, with extensive industry experience and contacts, we offer the right blend of academic excellence and commercial relevance across a number of sectors.

So, if you are a business that wants to develop your people or are looking for new ways to increase your bottom line, an individual looking for a fast track to promotion or the skills to change direction, or simply someone that wants to learn something new and follow their passion, we can give you the tools to make it happen.

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Our portfolio includes a variety of formats from single modules, block learning, blended learning to single day events. Or, for a more tailored approach we can develop bespoke courses for your organisation.

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Dementia (Masterclass)

This one-day masterclass is designed for health or social care practitioners currently working, or intending to work, with people who may have dementia.

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Tissue Viability (Masterclass)

This course would suit healthcare professionals involved in the assessment and treatment of acute and chronic wounds The course covers the following topics: Current policy and clinical guidelines The importance effective evidence based wound care Revisit of Anatomy & Physiology of wound healing Principles of Wound assessment Management and treatment options Ethical and professional issues in wound…

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End of Life Care for All (Level 6)

Designed for practitioners who care for patients at the end of life, this module will enable you to develop specialist knowledge of end of life care in both the cancer patient and patients suffering diseases other than cancer.

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History Taking and Physical Assessment (Level 6 Module)

This intensive course will introduce you to the process of history taking and assessing the physical manifestations of common disease processes. You will get the opportunity to evaluate routine clinical investigations and assess the severity of symptom complexes relating to common gastrointestinal, cardiovascular, respiratory and neurological conditions.

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Foundations of Teaching and Learning in Practice (Level 6 Module)

This module will prepare you for a role as a practice teacher/educator [Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) Stage 3] and provide a foundation for teacher status [NMC Stage 4]. You will focus on your own expertise in educating a variety of learners and have the opportunity to critically explore and apply a range of teaching and learning theories and strategies. As you complete this module you will…

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Foundations of Teaching and Learning in Practice (Level 7 Module)

This module will prepare you for a role as a practice teacher/educator [Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) Stage 3] and provide a foundation for teacher status [NMC Stage 4]. You will focus on your own expertise in educating a variety of learners and have the opportunity to critically explore and apply a range of teaching and learning theories and strategies. As you complete this module you will…

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History Taking and Physical Assessment in Children and Young People (Level 6 Module)

This intensive course will introduce you to the process of history taking and assessing the physical manifestations of common disease processes in children and young people. You will get the opportunity to engage in routine clinical investigations and assess the severity of symptom complexes relating to common childhood conditions including gastrointestinal, respiratory and neurological conditions.…

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CBT in Long Term Conditions (Level 7 Module)

This NHS Continuing Workforce Development module is aimed at healthcare practitioners who want to help service users who suffer psychological symptoms as a result of their physical disease.

The Principles of Palliative Care (Level 6 Module)

This course would suit healthcare professionals with an interest in developing their practice in the area of palliative care. The course covers the following topics: Principles underpinning palliative care History and development of palliative care Sociology of death and dying Future directions of palliative care Compare and contrast the needs of the cancer and non-cancer patient The emotional cancer…

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Respiratory Disorders - Level 6 Module

Designed for practitioners who work with patients suffering from respiratory disease, this module will give you the opportunity to explore a wide range of respiratory disorders and examine contemporary evidence of the management of these disorders. By completing this module, you will develop an increased understanding of the needs of patients with respiratory disorders and learn how to apply that…

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Developing Skills in Healthcare Simulation Level 7 Module

You will explore scenario design, delivery, debriefing, and its application to patient safety. This will allow you to advance your skills, knowledge and understanding of simulation as a learning and teaching methodology, whilst enabling you to critically reflect on your personal development.

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Prevention and Early Intervention in CAMH (Level 6 Module)

This course would suit healthcare professionals working in the areas of Child and Adolescent Mental Health with an interesting in developing their knowledge and practice in this area. It would also be of benefit to people who are working in non CAMH setting but who come into contact with children and young people in their practice e.g. Paediatric Nurses and School Nurses. The course will cover the…

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Introduction to Family Therapy and Systemic Practice (Level 6 Module)

Designed to appeal to a wide range of professionals, this module provides an introduction to family therapy and systemic practice. Through studying this module you will have the opportunity to explore how systemic practice and family therapy approaches offer a framework for effective and creative ways to work with individuals, couples and families as well as professional networks, organisations and…

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Promoting Sexual Health in Primary Care (Level 7 Module)

Who would this course suit? Primary care nurses who wish to be able to deliver sexual health services. Content Overview What is sexual health? Sexual health assessment Contraceptive methods including LARC Emergency contraception Pregnancy decision making Common STIs and STI screening inc. blood-borne viruses Sexual dysfunction and psycho-sexual issues Motivational interviewing/brief interventions…

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Introduction to Family Therapy and Systemic Practice (Level 7)

Designed to appeal to a wide range of professionals, this module provides an introduction to family therapy and systemic practice. Through studying this module you will have the opportunity to explore how systemic practice and family therapy approaches offer a framework for effective and creative ways to work with individuals, couples and families as well as professional networks, organisations and…

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Neonatal Intensive Care Nursing (Level 6)

This module is designed for staff new to neonatal intensive care, and will enable you to build on your previous clinical experience of high/low dependency care in order to enhance your professional practice. After completing the module, you will be able to use your knowledge of applied pathophysiology to assess, plan, implement and evaluate care whilst ensuring the correct procedures are adopted…

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Promoting Sexual Health in Primary Care (Level 6 Module)

Who would this course suit? Primary care nurses who wish to be able to deliver sexual health services Content Overview What is sexual health? Sexual health assessment Contraceptive methods including LARC Emergency contraception Pregnancy decision making Common STIs and STI screening inc blood-borne viruses Sexual dysfunction and psycho-sexual issues Motivational interviewing/brief interventions…

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Mental Health and the Older Person – Dementia, Delirium and Depression (Level 6 module)

This module will give you a critical insight into the mental health of older people, with a particular focus on the main demographically/epidemiologically prevalent issues of dementia, delirium and depression. As the ethos of the module is maintaining personhood, you will examine strategies for maximising independence, choice and mental well-being and develop a critical awareness of relationship-centred…

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Skills for Practice in CAMH - Level 6 Module

This course would suit healthcare professionals working in the areas of Child and Adolescent Mental Health with an interesting in developing their practice in this area. It would also be of benefit to people who are working in non CAMH but come into contact with children and young people for example Paediatric Nurses and School Nurses. The course course covers the following topics: Assessment and…

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Mentor Educator Preparation - Level 7

Are you interested in assuming responsibility for the facilitation of learning and assessment in practice? This module will enable you to develop into the role of a mentor/educator and continue your own professional development. Interactive sessions will encourage you to critically explore your experiences of facilitating practice learning and assessment, in the light of current theory, literature…

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Mentor Educator Preparation - Level 6

Are you interested in assuming responsibility for the facilitation of learning and assessment in practice? This module will enable you to develop into the role of a mentor/educator and continue your own professional development. Interactive sessions will encourage you to critically explore your experiences of facilitating practice learning and assessment, in the light of current theory, literature…

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Mentor Educator Preparation - Level 5

Are you interested in assuming responsibility for the facilitation of learning and assessment in practice? This module will enable you to develop into the role of a mentor/educator and continue your own professional development. Interactive sessions will encourage you to critically explore your experiences of facilitating practice learning and assessment, in the light of current theory, literature…

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Neonatal High and Low Dependency Care (Level 7 Module)

This module enables staff new to the neonatal speciality to develop a foundation of knowledge and skills in relation to Low and High Dependency Care. After completing the module, you will be able to use your knowledge of applied physiology to assess, plan, implement and evaluate care for babies requiring Low and High Dependency Care and ensure the correct procedures are adopted to minimise the risk…

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Managing Pain and Symptoms in Advanced Disease (Level 7 Module)

This module is focussed on patients who have palliative care needs, and will enable you to critically examine your practice when caring for this vulnerable group of patients. The philosophy underpinning this module is that accurate assessment is the key to managing pain and symptoms in advanced disease and that effective relief is the essence of quality of life. This module will enable you to develop…

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Neonatal Intensive Care (Level 7 Module)

This module is designed for staff new to neonatal intensive care, and will enable you to build on your previous clinical experience of high/low dependency care in order to enhance your professional practice. After completing the module, you will be able to use your knowledge of applied pathophysiology to assess, plan, implement and evaluate care whilst ensuring the correct procedures are adopted to…

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Monitoring and Management of Long Term Conditions (Level 6 Module)

Current policy puts greater emphasis on keeping people healthy in order to help them live longer, illness free lives. This CPD module focuses on the biological, psychological, social and emotional impact of living with one or more long-term conditions and the strategies for monitoring and management which can be used. You will explore person centred care, self-care and care planning as ways of…

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Managing Pain and Symptoms in Advanced Disease (Level 6 Module)

This module is focused on patients who have palliative care needs, and will enable you to critically examine your practice when caring for this vulnerable group of patients. The philosophy underpinning this module is that accurate assessment is the key to managing pain and symptoms in advanced disease and that effective relief is the essence of quality of life. This module will enable you to develop…

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Foundations in Sexual Health (Level 6)

This module is designed to provide an insight into the skills and knowledge required to recognise and respond to the sexual health needs of your client group. Through exploration of your own values and attitudes to sexual health issues, you can consider the personal and practice development required for meeting effectively the sexual health needs of your clients/patients.

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Prescribing for Non-Medical Health Professionals (V300)

Would you like to enhance your professional practice by becoming able to prescribe? This course (V300) prepares Nurses, Midwives and Allied Health Professionals as Independent and Supplementary Prescribers competent to prescribe safely, appropriately and cost effectively from the legally specified prescribing formularies.

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Neonatal High and Low Dependency Care (Level 6 Module)

This Level 6 module enables staff new to the neonatal speciality to develop a foundation of knowledge and skills in relation to Low and High Dependency Care. After completing the module, you will be able to use your knowledge of applied physiology to assess, plan, implement and evaluate care for babies requiring Low and High Dependency Care and ensure the correct procedures are adopted to minimise…

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